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Wazault Mini-Miraj
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:30:27 PM »
For Christmas, my brother offered me several model kits (thanks!) including a Novo Mirage IIIE/O 1/72nd.
I will make a Mini-Mirage from it.
Here is the starting point:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 07:32:56 PM »
I am not a realist at all, and here are the few parts I am going to use only:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 07:35:15 PM »
After the first gluing/cutting, here is the aspect, before truncation of the rear into a minijet:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 07:46:51 PM »
And here is the final project, as drawing first:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 07:50:00 PM »
Détails:
- the Novo kit was sent by Unicraft kits in Ukraine, thanks (with a Boulton-Paul resin kit I will show later, and a MiG-3 vacform-like model).
- The Wazault name sounds in French like Oiseau meaning Bird, without military/killing side.
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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 08:44:54 PM »
I really like this concept and it looks like you're off to a great start, mon ami!

Watching with interest,

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 09:19:08 PM »
Thanks!

Well, truncation occurred a few minutes ago, and with a tape holding the fin, we can see the aspect:

A lot of PSR remains to perform to join fuselage and wings, this will be less funny/creative... :( ;)

Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 09:40:16 PM »
I like it!! :smiley:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 02:25:21 AM »
Cute
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 02:06:33 PM »
Thanks!

The putty duty starts...:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 07:44:01 PM »

lovely !

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 09:08:54 PM »
Not bad at all
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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2017, 03:43:02 PM »
Great pocket-jet fighter, I look forward to seeing its completion!!!

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 04:32:40 PM »
Awaiting more photos after you done putty duty.

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2017, 09:29:45 PM »
What's happening at France's Studio de Design d’Avions de Tophe today?

PSR, PSR, PSR, PSR and more PSR!

Go, Tophe, go!

Cheering you on from the sidelines,

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2017, 08:30:55 PM »
Thanks!
The first sanding is made, I am happy...

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2017, 08:32:30 PM »
From a different angle, the result is less pleasant... :( ;)

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 12:59:16 AM »
That's a very good result for the first round, mon ami!

A little more PSR and you'll get there!

Great stuff and thanks for the update!

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 10:20:23 PM »
Thanks!

First sanding on the other side, with the help of my son (8 year-old):

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2018, 01:38:48 AM »
After sanding again, then putty again... :( :smiley:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 07:10:06 AM »
Love your Oiseau  :-* ... and the PSR is paying off  :smiley:
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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 11:26:49 AM »
Thanks for the psychological assistance during this unpleasant hard work...
Maybe I will have putty also on the canopy, because my project is to paint it black (not letting it clear) and I consider a total-vision shape like bubble, continuing in the rear without frame...

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 12:58:18 PM »
Here is the canopy/putty act, done.

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2018, 01:32:52 AM »
Almost ready for paint...

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2018, 01:41:32 AM »
Very nice  :smiley:
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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2018, 10:22:58 PM »
Wow what an exemplary PSR result mon ami!

You should get the gold medal for PSR for this beauty!

In awe,

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2018, 06:11:08 AM »
Looking good Tophe, looking very good  8).

What sort of colour scheme are you intending to do ?

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2018, 06:51:56 PM »
I will use sky blue unicolor, as usual.
My planes are not military, nor even serious prototypes, just birds, blue like the sky... ;)

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2018, 08:48:32 PM »
I'm thinking sports jet.  Years ago was the BD5J.  Now we have this transonic beauty. :smiley:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2018, 10:58:38 PM »
Thanks!
Now the model is finished, I am pleased by the bubble canopy aspect...

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2018, 10:59:28 PM »
And the other side:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2018, 11:00:34 PM »
And the top view:

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2018, 02:25:49 AM »
nice idea, and good to see it in 3D
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 07:36:17 PM by ericr »

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2018, 06:35:54 PM »
That finished up a treat Tophe!

I think your choice of colors really highlights the unique layout nicely.

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2018, 12:28:44 AM »
Cool, reminds me of a galactica colonial viper. 
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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2018, 01:57:55 AM »
Looks really good! It reminds me of the X-4 Bantam - only modern, delta winged and French!

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Re: Wazault Mini-Miraj
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2018, 01:24:48 PM »
Thanks! You are right, it is pleasant to be a dreamer, somewhere at the middle between science-fiction, audacious prototype and absurdity... ;)